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David C. Hill
Partner

Grand Rapids

171 Monroe Avenue N.W.
Suite 1000
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2694

Detroit Metro

3000 Town Center
Suite 2440
Southfield, MI 48075

P 616-742-3992

F 616-742-3999

OVERVIEW

David C. Hill
Partner

Grand Rapids

171 Monroe Avenue N.W.
Suite 1000
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2694

Detroit Metro

3000 Town Center
Suite 2440
Southfield, MI 48075

P 616-742-3992

F 616-742-3999

David Hill represents local, national and international real estate owners and developers in acquisition, leasing, sale, financing, development and construction matters, as well as private investors and lending institutions in structuring loans for projects, including construction, bridge and participating loans and loans secured by leases. He also acts as outside general counsel to a wide variety of clients, including corporations, family offices, health care professionals, and real estate companies.

David Hill represents local, national and international real estate owners and developers in acquisition, leasing, sale, financing, development and construction matters, as well as private investors and lending institutions in structuring loans for projects, including construction, bridge and participating loans and loans secured by leases. He also acts as outside general counsel to a wide variety of clients, including corporations, family offices, health care professionals, and real estate companies.

OVERVIEW

David Hill represents local, national and international real estate owners and developers in acquisition, leasing, sale, financing, development and construction matters, as well as private investors and lending institutions in structuring loans for projects, including construction, bridge and participating loans and loans secured by leases. He also acts as outside general counsel to a wide variety of clients, including corporations, family offices, health care professionals, and real estate companies.

David has served as counsel in hundreds of real estate, lending and workout transactions and matters, and is particularly experienced in the negotiation and closing of sale and lease transactions for office, retail, multifamily and health care clients. Dedicated to providing practical legal advice in a responsive way when it comes to negotiating and closing even the most complex and challenging real estate transactions, David is committed to providing a high degree of attention to detail without losing sight of his client’s macro objectives.

Of particular note, David represents a variety of health care practitioners in a wide range of endeavors, such as practice transitions and real estate leasing, sales, and acquisitions. Such clients include medical doctors, dentists, dermatologists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, veterinarians, surgeons, and chiropractors, among others, who he guides through their leasing, acquisition and other real property and practice related initiatives. His health care clients value David’s depth of experience in the area of health care transactions.

In addition, David offers a particular focus on the retail and shopping center transactions and is an active participant and speaker for the International Council of Shopping Centers. David is skilled in advising on negotiating leases, including for large national owners and tenants, including the unique aspects of such leases within the retail industry.

Moreover, David is also involved in and advises multi-national corporations in an array of corporate real estate transactions, which has included international transactions in Canada, Mexico, China, and other locations. Notably, he annually negotiates and closes matters involving hundreds of millions of dollars of transaction value annually.

David also represents creditors, and other institutions in a wide range of insolvency matters, including workouts, reorganizations, and receivership matters. In the receivership context, he has provided counsel within wide-expanse of different industries on issues impacting the appointment of receivers, day-to-day receivership operations, and the restructuring and/or liquidation of operating companies and related real estate.  Many of the matters have involved significant inter-creditor disputes and contests within state and federal appellate courts.

David is a frequent presenter on real estate topics, including for the International Council of Shopping Centers, state and local bar organizations, real estate brokers and associations, at in-house client and industry continuing education events.

Professional and Community Involvement

Chair, Grand Rapids Bar Association Real Property Section

Pro bono attorney, Legal Aid of Western Michigan

Member, Grand Rapids Bar Association

Member, State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law Section

Member, Commercial Alliance of Realtors

Former chair, State Bar of Michigan Real Property Law Section, Continuing Legal Education – Groundbreakers Program

Former chair, Boys and Girls Club of Grand Rapids – Camp O’Malley, Advisory Board

Former chair, MSU Club of West Michigan Scholarship Committee

Former member, Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc., Investment Alliance

Former board member, Grand Rapids Young Professionals

Former board trustee, Specialized Language Development Center

Former membership committee, U.S. Green Building Council – West Michigan Chapter

Former board member, Rental Property Owners Association

Honors

Top Lawyers, Grand Rapids Magazine, 2019-2020

Michigan Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2012-2019

Forty Under 40, Grand Rapids Business Journal, 2014

Up & Coming Lawyers, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2014

LEED Accredited Professional, 2009

Experience

David Hill has represented creditors, and other institutions in a wide range of insolvency matters, including workouts, reorganizations, and receivership matters. In the receivership context, he has provided counsel within wide-expanse of different industries on issues impacting the appointment of receivers, day-to-day receivership operations, and the restructuring and/or liquidation of operating companies and related real estate. Many of the matters have involved significant inter-creditor disputes and contests within appellate courts.

Representative Cases

  • Represented creditor in $50+ million dollar multi-year receivership and liquidation in tax fraud matter.
  • Successfully defended contested receivership over automotive parts and affiliated real estate companies, including favorable resolution of priority disputes among the creditors.
  • Represented bank in over 75 loan restructuring, receivership and related transactions, including restaurants, gas stations, retail, office, industrial and multifamily real estate operators, manufacturers, hotels, law firms, medical practitioners, and other service providers.
  • Represented national financial institution following acquisition from the FDIC of failed banking assets in dozens of receivership matters and counseled on related FDIC loss-share considerations.
  • Oversaw operations and sale of multiple golf courses and related operating companies through receivership actions.
  • Represented bank in significant and complex disputed receivership litigation matter, including successful defense of a multi-party appeal to the Michigan Court of Appeals.
  • Obtained ex-parte appointment of receivership over multi-million dollar non-profit institution and defended contested receivership matter following board fraud allegations.
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